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dynamiteninja
07-30-2009, 09:19 PM
INFP
Homer
Virgil
Miguel de Cervantes
William Shakespeare
John Keats
François-René de Chateaubriand
William Hazlitt
Washington Irving
Emily Bronte
Mary Shelley
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Walt Whitman
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thomas Gray
Thomas De Quincey
Christina Rossetti
Anna Sewell
Herman Melville
Paul Claudel
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Willa Cather
Henry James
Virginia Woolf
E M Forster
Aldous Huxley
George Orwell
Albert Camus
Herman Hesse
Tennessee Williams
Eugene O'Neill
Jean Rhys
A A Milne
Hans Christian Andersen
Beatrix Potter
Leon Bloy
Marcel Proust
Thomas Mann
Dylan Thomas
J D Salinger
Harper Lee
James Herriot
Jack Kerouac
Hubert Selby Jr
John Berryman
Carson McCullers
Kazuo Ishiguro
Chuck Palahniuk
Sebastien Faulks
Zadie Smith
Yukio Mishima
Bret Easton Ellis
Alan Moore
Alex Garland
David Foster Wallace
Terry Pratchett
Neil Gaiman
Haruki Murakami
Terry Brooks
Madeleine L'Engle
Jay McInerney
Douglas Coupland
Alice Walker
Lu Xun
Italo Calvino
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Allen Ginsberg
Gore Vidal
Michael Ondaatje
Chinua Achebe
Dave Eggers
Maya Angelou
Stephen King
Paul Auster
Novalis
Pat Conroy
Robert Frost
Stephen Chbosky
Irvine Welsh
Patrick Süskind
Angela Carter


INFJ
Geoffrey Chaucer
Dante
Goethe
John Milton
William Blake
Emily Dickinson
Charlotte Bronte
Robert Burns
Robert Louis Stevenson
George Eliot
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nella Larsen
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Joseph Conrad
G K Chesterton
Charles Peguy
Simone De Beauvoir
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
W Somerset Maugham
Anthony Burgess
Graham Greene
Vladimir Nabokov
Harold Pinter
Gabriel Marcel
Guy Gavriel Kay
Stephen R. Donaldson
Piers Anthony
William Faulkner
Kurt Vonnegut
Tom Wolfe
Salman Rushdie
Anne Rice
Dan Brown
Milan Kundera
Ian McEwan
Angela Carter
Tom Stoppard
Agatha Christie
Gerard Manley Hopkins
John Buchan
Sylvia Plath
Khalil Gibran
W B Yeats
Arthur Miller
Donald Barthelme
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Anaïs Nin
Joan Didion
Victor Hugo
Vladimir Nabokov


INTJ
Jonathan Swift
Jane Austen
C S Lewis
T S Eliot
Ayn Rand
Samuel Beckett
Michael Crichton
Cormac McCarthy
Philip Pullman
Ernst Jünger
Norman MacLean
Wallace Stevens
William S. Burroughs
Ursula Le Guin
Gustave Flaubert
Ted Hughes
Philip Larkin
Frederick Douglass
Alexander Pope
J G Ballard
Flannery O'Connor
Juvenal
Henry Fielding
John Webster
Nikolai Gogol
Thomas Bernhard
Philip Roth


INTP
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Henry David Thoreau
Joseph Heller
Philip K Dick
Isaac Asimov
Martin Amis
Thomas Pynchon
Kingsley Amis
William Gaddis
Evelyn Waugh
Lemony Snicket
Will Self
Edgar Allen Poe
Robert A Heinlein
H P Lovecraft
J M Coetzee
Umberto Eco
Neal Stephenson
Margaret Atwood
J R R Tolkien
Robert Walser
Knut Hamsun
Franz Kafka


ENFP
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain
Leo Tolstoy
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alexander Pushkin
D H Lawrence
Edith Wharton
L. Ron Hubbard
Joseph Campbell
Tom Robbins
Orson Scott Card
Upton Sinclair
Alexander Dumas
J K Rowling
Percy Shelley
Thomas Kyd


ENTP
Thomas More
Lewis Caroll
Oscar Wilde
Truman Capote
Hunter S Thompson
Douglas Adams
Hilaire Belloc
Ray Bradbury
Roald Dahl
Diana Wynne Jones
Voltaire
Jules Verne
Ken Kesey
Henry Miller


ISFP
John Steinbeck
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ian Fleming
Jeanette Winterson
Daphne Du Maurier
Mario Puzo
John Irving
William Wordsworth
Colin MacInnes
Dorothy Parker
Quentin Blake


ISFJ
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Louisa May Alcott
John Betjeman
Seamus Heaney
Samuel Richardson
W H Auden
Jeffrey Eugenides


ESTP
F Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway
Norman Mailer
John Donne
Lord Byron
Christopher Marlowe


ENFJ
Ivan Turgenev
Toni Morrison
Enid Blyton
Ezra Pound
Nick Hornby
John Updike


ENTJ
Jack London
George Bernard Shaw
Carl Sagan
Frank Herbert
Daniel Defoe


ISTJ
Ben Jonson
Samuel Johnson
William Wycherley


ISTP
Dan Simmons
P G Wodehouse


ESFP
Stephanie Meyer


Incomplete typings
J M Barrie: xSxP
Georges Bernanos: xNFP
Taras Shevchenko: xNFP
Arthur C Clarke: xNTx
Adam Mickiewicz: INFx
William Golding: INFx
William Makepeace Thackeray: INxx
Rudyard Kipling: xNFx
Robert Browning: xNFx
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: xNFx
Bram Stoker: INFx
Sinclair Lewis: IxFx
John Ford: EnfJ
Benjamin Disraeli: ENxx
Peter S Beagle: xNFx
Katherine Mansfield: xNFx
H G Wells: INTx
Robert Musil: INTx
Thomas Love Peacock: INTP?
C. S. Forester: INxJ
Raymond Chandler: ISTx
L P Hartley: IxFJ
Kate Atkinson: IxFJ
Thomas Hardy: INFx
Charles Bukowski: IxFP
Joyce Carol Oates: INxP
Don DeLillo: IxFP

dynamiteninja
08-02-2009, 01:11 AM
John Updike: Charlie Rose - A conversation with author John Updike (http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9495)

ENFJ?

the state i am in
08-02-2009, 04:46 AM
i would put joan didion and anais nin as infjs.

kesey and henry miller i'm switching to entp.

i still think joyce feels more intj to me than infp. a product of introverted intuition more than extraverted intuition.

arthur miller, from my perception of him, feels more infj than infp. again, i could be wrong, but i can't figure out why he was put into infp.

i still flip flop on ginsberg, i think he's a dominant intuitive but infp could be right. dylan thomas never really struck me as p.

i'm thinking donald barthelme is probably more of an infj than an intp. after reading the rest of his short stories and his essays, intp was a wrong guess.

i'd like to hear if anyone had any other guesses for italo calvino. garcia marquez makes sense as infp, and calvino might, but i might have jumped the gun. i don't think borges is an infp either.

i am very interested to hear guesses on updike. i liked him on that charlie rose. jesus christ he does look like an enfj.

dynamiteninja
08-02-2009, 04:58 AM
i am very interested to hear guesses on updike. i liked him on that charlie rose. jesus christ he does look like an enfj.

lol I know. Put he does seem extraverted, and I sensed primary Fe followed by secondary Ni.

dynamiteninja
08-02-2009, 05:06 AM
i would put joan didion and anais nin as infjs.

kesey and henry miller i'm switching to entp.

Can you go further into this?


arthur miller, from my perception of him, feels more infj than infp. again, i could be wrong, but i can't figure out why he was put into infp.

Yeah okay.


dylan thomas never really struck me as p.

What, the bumbling alcoholic Dylan Thomas lol?


i don't think borges is an infp either.

Fair enough.

OrangeAppled
08-02-2009, 06:09 AM
What's the argument behind Tolstoy being INFJ? I usually see him typed as ENFP, which seems more likely, as I see Ne + Fi, although I'd argue he is an introvert and therefore INFP. Compare him to Dostoevsky (definite INFJ) and see the contrast between NiFe & FiNe in their heroes.

Lotr246
08-02-2009, 07:29 PM
i would put joan didion and anais nin as infjs.

kesey and henry miller i'm switching to entp.

i still think joyce feels more intj to me than infp. a product of introverted intuition more than extraverted intuition.

arthur miller, from my perception of him, feels more infj than infp. again, i could be wrong, but i can't figure out why he was put into infp.

i still flip flop on ginsberg, i think he's a dominant intuitive but infp could be right. dylan thomas never really struck me as p.

i'm thinking donald barthelme is probably more of an infj than an intp. after reading the rest of his short stories and his essays, intp was a wrong guess.

i'd like to hear if anyone had any other guesses for italo calvino. garcia marquez makes sense as infp, and calvino might, but i might have jumped the gun. i don't think borges is an infp either.

i am very interested to hear guesses on updike. i liked him on that charlie rose. jesus christ he does look like an enfj.

I think you're right. From interviews I've watched, Arthur Miller does feel more INFJ to me. And I've been waiting for someone to question Joyce. After reading Ulysses, he's Ni dom for sure. In Episode 3, one of his main characters references Aristotle to question his own means of perception. I'm still unsure if he's an NF or an NT. And Thomas Mann is another author I've often wondered about. Any thoughts on his type?

Sniffles
08-02-2009, 07:50 PM
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: INxJ

I say INFJ.

This video of him might help:
Solzhenitsyn Interview

the state i am in
08-02-2009, 07:50 PM
Can you go further into this?

henry miller is very get things going but i see more Ti-Fe than Fi-Te. i see no Te. he likes to get into trouble in the entp way. he reads bergson (who i'm guessing is an entp too). he's so theoretical and closet-metaphysical, but in the entp way. he's an initiator like enp but i just get way more Ti. plus if you watch interviews, he has that entp feel to me.

kesey led the merry pranksters. he has serious Ti and can turn on the Fe charm when he wants to "non-navigate." his attitude fits more with entp to me. i don't think sometimes a great notion was a book written by an enfp.

anais has been discussed. she seems an obvious inj, i lean towards infj. very 4. it also, i think, demonstrates the entp-infj relationship with her and henry very well. exactly what she found inspiring in him and vice versa.

joan didion- i've only read one book. she feels more infj to me than any other type, but admittedly i don't have a focused impression.



i want to talk about lester bangs and chuck klosterman. both infs, but j or p i am undecided.

dynamiteninja
08-02-2009, 10:04 PM
I think you're right. From interviews I've watched, Arthur Miller does feel more INFJ to me. And I've been waiting for someone to question Joyce. After reading Ulysses, he's Ni dom for sure. In Episode 3, one of his main characters references Aristotle to question his own means of perception. I'm still unsure if he's an NF or an NT. And Thomas Mann is another author I've often wondered about. Any thoughts on his type?

Mann is INFP, or at least people seem to think so.

the state i am in
08-02-2009, 11:31 PM
i know no more than death in venice but infp makes more sense to me. weighty writing and feels very Fi and not Fe.

dynamiteninja
08-04-2009, 03:57 PM
i know no more than death in venice but infp makes more sense to me. weighty writing and feels very Fi and not Fe.

Yeah I've read that too and I get the same feeling.



i want to talk about lester bangs and chuck klosterman. both infs, but j or p i am undecided.

I've heard INFP for Bangs, and I alos think that Klosterman is an INFx.

Also you may be on to something with Joyce as an INTJ.

the state i am in
08-04-2009, 04:50 PM
are you sure i wasn't the one saying infp for lester bangs? i like to think outloud, at times. i need to watch some interviews to come up with something more conclusive.

klosterman is so judgy, but my gut is that it's more infp judgy than infj judgy. i feel like infps identify with him far more than infjs do. i get the sense of Ne more than Ni. like his which would you rather do questions at the beginning of chapters (in killing yourself to live, i think?). he doesn't seem particularly organized in his perceptions, but he is acutely aware of his values. and they are tied to his perceptions in a "quirky" infp kind of way (and very interesting/funny as a result).

Killjoy
08-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Bukowski is IXFP; Definitely not an extravert.

I thought Kafka was INFJ? It makes more sense to me than INTP.

the state i am in
08-04-2009, 09:01 PM
Bukowski is IXFP; Definitely not an extravert.

I thought Kafka was INFJ? It makes more sense to me than INTP.

the intps were extremely confident he was an intp. they made a pretty convincing case, but i would be interested to know if anyone has read his journals or diaries?

Lotr246
08-05-2009, 02:06 AM
Joyce just seems more NF to me with strong T (but maybe he's an NT with strong F?). Look at these quotes:
James Joyce - Wikiquote (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/James_Joyce)

dynamiteninja
08-05-2009, 11:02 AM
Joyce just seems more NF to me with strong T (but maybe he's an NT with strong F?). Look at these quotes:
James Joyce - Wikiquote (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/James_Joyce)

Yeah I think he's NF. You just have to read the largely autobiographical Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to see that. iNFP.

the state i am in
08-05-2009, 03:19 PM
i don't have any idea why those quotations mean nf? he is concerned about art and a philosophy for aesthetics. (in these quotations) his writing reminds me of intj philosophers and is organized similarly to some of nietzsche's works like the gay science.

and this is neither here nor there, but for the most part, i find nf to be a useless abstraction. i find it much more valuable to guess based on cognitive functions. otherwise anyone who writes a novel is nf unless they totally neglect characters.

Lotr246
08-05-2009, 06:34 PM
i don't have any idea why those quotations mean nf? he is concerned about art and a philosophy for aesthetics. (in these quotations) his writing reminds me of intj philosophers and is organized similarly to some of nietzsche's works like the gay science.

and this is neither here nor there, but for the most part, i find nf to be a useless abstraction. i find it much more valuable to guess based on cognitive functions. otherwise anyone who writes a novel is nf unless they totally neglect characters.

You make a good point. I haven't read Nietzsche so I wouldn't be able to see the similarities, but I'll take your word. I'm interested in how you guess based on the cognitive functions. For example, what makes a novelist Fe dom, and so on for each function? You seem to have a deep understanding of this.

Bougal
08-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Victor Hugo is an INFJ.

dynamiteninja
08-05-2009, 07:22 PM
Victor Hugo is an INFJ.

Thought so.

Care to explain?



A S Byatt

YouTube - A.S. Byatt, author of The Children's Book (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8xeoChv-NI) : xxxJ



Charles Baudelaire oozes ENFPness based on his Wikipedia page. Allegedly an Enneagram 4 type.

Balzac is Enneagram 7. What type would that normally correspond to?

Killjoy
08-17-2009, 12:25 AM
the intps were extremely confident he was an intp. they made a pretty convincing case, but i would be interested to know if anyone has read his journals or diaries?

I guess everyone can agree on the Ti + Fe.

Kafka seems to inhabit a world more of his own creation; Not that this isn't a trait among INTPs, but it seems to derive more from Ni-Abstraction over Ti- Abstraction.

Also, Kafka's feeling seems too well developed to be (even an atypical) INTP. What is most telling to me though, is his obsession with his diet and physical fitness (to the point of becoming anorexic). There was no reason for it - It was just an outright obsession. Inferior Extraverted sensing?


As for Joyce, I always saw him as INxP - Actually leaning more toward INTP, due to the linguistic theatrics of his work and his humor, but I supose INFP (or J, even) could be possible.

Here's a quote from Beckett:

James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.

dynamiteninja
08-24-2009, 02:17 AM
Iain Banks: INFP

YouTube - Iain Banks 'The Write Place' - The Book Show Episode 15 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB1riyVLRcU&feature=channel)

YouTube - Iain Banks -- The Book Show Episode 15 -- Sky Arts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYB67fT59tc)

Clearly an introvert although very animated about his subject. Clearly a Feeler, clearly a P and clearly an N.


Julian Barnes: INFj?

YouTube - Julian Barnes-- The Book Show Episode 4 -- Sky Arts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv5CFDMCAwY&feature=channel)


F Scott Fitzgerald: ISfP

dynamiteninja
09-09-2009, 02:25 PM
ESTP - "The Promoter".

Winston Churchill and Norman Mailer were quite clearly this type.

Byron and Donne are the same type. They are both ExTP, but which?

I'm hearing ISFP for Hemingway. This is the man who shot at his wife whilst she was in the bathtub, fortunately missing her, but the bullet going through the tub because she had his favourite tree removed. Typical ISFP behaviour? Okay, not typical anyone behaviour, but more likely the action of an ESTP than an ISFP.


On another point, what about Stendhal and Hart Crane's types?

dynamiteninja
09-13-2009, 01:01 AM
Here's a point: most of the INTP writers w/could be classified as eccentrics.